EUPAVE calls on Member States to take full advantage of new EU rules on public procurement

Since 18 April 2016, new EU rules on Public Procurement and Concessions are in effect. The new Directives offer a chance to move away from “lowest initial cost” criteria and promote procurement that is environmentally and economically more sustainable. By focusing on initial cost of construction in assessing bids, as is currently often the case, authorities fail to capture cost savings that are possible thanks to durable, low-maintenance solutions. Thanks to the new Directives, there is an opportunity for Member States to update their procurement practices and save tax-payers’ money, while also benefiting the environment


Read EUPAVE’s full position paper here.


EUPAVE has also prepared guidance for its members on the implementation of the new Directives. If you would like more information, please contact